Abbott introduced antibody test for coronavirus, plans to convey 20 million tests per month by June 2020

Abbott introduced antibody test for coronavirus, plans to convey 20 million tests per month by June 2020


  • Post By : Kumar Jeetendra

  • Source: Reuters

  • Date: 15 Apr,2020

Abbott Laboratories Inc on Wednesday propelled a coronavirus blood test that could show whether an individual has been tainted and plans to increase assembling to create 20 million tests in June.

The test recognizes malady battling antibodies in individuals who have been contaminated yet may have had gentle manifestations or none by any means, making it unique in relation to the current indicative tests that require nasal swabs to affirm dynamic disease.

Abbott’s new lab COVID-19 antibody test will run on Abbott’s ARCHITECT i1000SR and i2000SR laboratory instruments.

Abbott has recently won U.S. approval for two coronavirus testing units: a mechanized test that can be utilized in labs and a test that can convey results in no time and be utilized in doctors’ workplaces, facilities and emergency clinics.

Counter acting agent tests are viewed as a potential distinct advantage in the fight to contain diseases and offers the opportunity to recover the economy on target by recognizing individuals who may have invulnerability to the infection and could come back to their occupations.

The organization said it intends to petition for FDA endorsement for its test through the crisis use pathway.

A month ago, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration loosened up the standards on utilization of demonstrative tests by permitting body-liquid tests to continue to showcase without full office survey and endorsement. (

Abbott’s test distinguishes the IgG immune response, a protein that the body creates in the late phases of disease and may stay for up to months and conceivably years after an individual has recuperated.

The organization hopes to promptly transport near 1 million tests this week to U.S. clients, and will send an aggregate of 4 million tests for April.

The organization additionally said it would take a shot at extending its testing to distinguish the neutralizer, IgM, made by the body a couple of days after contamination.

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